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Gender: Female Origin of Jonquil: English flower name from French Jonquille

The name Jonquil is a girl's name . Jonquil and is often added to lists like Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

From the experts:

Jonquil is an unusual flower name that is less outlandish than Daffodil and less common than Daisy. It just might appeal to parents seeking a singular botanical option.

Unlike most flower names, Jonquil wasn't introduced until the 1940s, and saw some usage in the U.K. during the forties and fifties.

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Famous People Named Jonquil

Jonquil Panting, English radio director
Jonquil Peed, American Instragrammer; niece and adopted daughter of Jackie Siegel of 2012 documentary "The Queen of Versailles"
Jonquel Orthea Jones, Bahamian basketball player

Pop Culture References for the name Jonquil

Princess Jonquill, character in "Princess of the Midnight Ball" by Jessica Day George
"Florian and Jonquil," story of a fool and a fair maiden who fall in love in George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire .

Jonquil's International Variations

Jonquille (French)


indiefendi2 Says:


the quil is not pronounced "kwill"

kaileebrooke Says:


The correct pronunciation of the word/name in French sounds more like jon-KEE but I have a feeling that it would be more likely pronounced with the kwil ending anywhere that does not speak French.

headintheclouds Says:


Not really a fan :/ sounds too much like the name of a pharmaceutical drug. There are so many more unusual floral names to choose from other than Jonquil!

I don't like Jonquil, but the impartial side of me thinks this would be quite a nice boy name- floral names shouldn't be exclusively for girls!

Zelliew Says:


There are limits to the floral bouquet & Jonquil is one flower too many, in my opinion.

clairelaliberte Says:


Dayquil, Nyquil, Jonquil.